Species within a genus
For Jacob Bobart (1599-1680), and his son, Jacob Bobart the Younger (1641-1719)**.
gladius, = a sword; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. tero, = to lessen by rubbing, to rub away; to wear away by use, wear out; teres, = rounded off, rounded, well-turned, round, smooth; polished, elegant. (terete, i.e. secular in transverse sections, tapering or narrowly cylindric)
longus, = long; cyma, = ancient Latin for anything swollen (an ogee); also the young sprout of a cabbage, in which sense the Latin cyme, whence the botanical use of the term arose in 18th century. magnus, major, maximus. magnus, = of physical size or quantity, great, large; of things, vast, extensive, spacious; major, = the comparative of magnus; maximus, = the superlative of magnus.